The objective of the programme is to promote youth interest in science and technology and safeguard the new generation's general, technical and natural science education.

The aim is to enable children and young people, through the scientific process, to engage critically and creatively in knowledge-building and development in Denmark.

The total grant amount in 2017 is up to DKK 12m and we expect to fund 3-6 projects with a timeframe of up to three years, i.e. up to approximately DKK 2-4m in total for each project.

The programme has two focus areas:

A: Funding of outreach projects.
We wish to support previously established outreach projects in science and technology which have already documented valuable impact and are now ready to be taken to the next level. Only in exceptional cases will VILLUM FONDEN consider funding new outreach projects.

The main applicant is a Danish non-profit organisation that already supports outreach projects in science and technology. The project may involve several partners, including academic institutions in Denmark or abroad.

B: Research
Funding research that has the objective to develop evidence-based approaches in designing, implementing, integrating and evaluating outreach projects with the purpose of promoting youth interest in science and technology.

The main applicant is a higher-education or research institution. The project may involve several partners, including non-profit organisations or academic institutions in Denmark or abroad. 

Please note: This programme is not open for applications at the moment. Application deadline was 28 August 2017.

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New grant area

VILLUM FONDEN´s board of directors has decided to establish a new grant area "Children, young people and natural science" as an expansion of the grants within the science and technology grant area.